Thursday, November 21, 2019

A bunch of stuff


You know, I really did do a pitiful job of posting about the Vintage Market Days in Raleigh. Simply pitiful. Why, the only sweet part of the whole post was Andee and Santa. So next time, if I can't do a better job, I won't post at all. Whew! Glad that's off my chest! 

So, I will bombard you today with a bunch of stuff...like a slew of Santas...

Don't know why I ever stopped making these little Santa dolls. They sell really well at craft fairs. Shelby asked me about them, So I buckled down and made ten of them. Five little couples, to take to the "Santa Christmas Bazaar" this coming Saturday.



and let me show you a really beautiful, really special gift that came in the mail to me from Texas...



from a very special blogging friend, Barbara. Barbara doesn't have a blog, as far as I know, but we met through my blog, and now we visit by email.


She said her Mother and her Grandmother both did the handwork on this little apron. I love the lace. It goes all around and it so dainty and beautiful.
Barbara said she is doing some cleaning out and thought I would appreciate this old apron...and she was exactly right. I love it! Thank you Barbara! 

now, down the chicken path...

it's easy to see who rules. Do you think he could have found a higher perch to speak from?
Hard to tell if this is father or son. The one baby chick raised here this summer turned out to be a rooster, the spitting image of his dad. So far, they seem to be buddies. So far, no fighting.


So, while we are down this way...

the sun actually came out yesterday morning. Now, these scrubby oak trees are nowhere near as pretty as, oh my gosh, some of the trees I've seen on other blogs.  But seeing the sun  shining through, warmed my heart so beautifully!! I mean, we haven't seen the sun in over a week. 


 I love the shadows too.

Winter came way too soon

and my last picture...
At the edge of dark Poppy comes in from hunting, and what a big welcome he gets. That tail moves so fast it's nothing but a blur, and not to worry, Little Weetie gets a belly rub too. Poppy calls her Fatty Watty. 

Guess that's about it. I'll be in the sewing tonight, folding and packing for the craft bazaar. 

Thank you for your comments on that last sorry post of mine. 

Love,
Henny 


56 comments:

  1. Your little Santa couples are so cute dear Henny Penny. I'm sure they will go well for you at the Bazaar. That apron you were sent is just gorgeous! Quite took my breath away - its so sweet. LoVe your last pic - so wonderful! xx

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    1. Thank you Julie. I felt the same way when I opened the package and saw the apron.

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  2. Wow, it just hit me how big Eli is with that photo of him and Poppy.

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    1. Thank you Denny. Eli is a big one. He likes to jump up to greet me too and I'm not as tall as Poppy. :)

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  3. Loved this post. Those Santas are so cute. What is the base made of? They would be fun little Christmas gifts.
    LOL-About Fatty Watty! I she a Samoyed? We had a Samoyed but had to give her to another family when we moved to Florida many years ago. The vet said she would not adapt to the FL heat very well. Broke my heart...but I wanted what was best for her. Love your rooster,too. xo Diana oh-ps---what a fabulous apron and wonderful gift!

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    1. Thank you NanaDiana. Would you believe the Santas are clothespin dolls? Made from the old fashioned clothespins. I love making them. Fatty Watty (Weetie) is part Jack Russell and part Chihuahua. We've had her about nine years...since some family moved away and left her alone. She found us. I'll have to do a post about Weetie.

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  4. Your little Santa's are so very cute! And the apron is just gorgeous! It's a priceless gift. Love the sunshine!

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    1. Thank you Mari. I needed that bit of sunshine! :)

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  5. What fun little Santa couples. And your new apron is simply gorgeous!

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  6. Isn't it lovely when the sun shines on the yellow leaves? I love Fall and wish it would stick around longer. Your Santa dolls are cute and no doubt will sell out quickly. I went to a craft fair today but nothing even tempted me. I guess I have enough ( haha).

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    1. Yes it is lovely. I desperately need sunshine to keep from feeling gloomy. You know I rarely buy anything at craft shows. Should be ashamed, I guess. :)

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  7. Your Santa couples are lovely. :) The apron is beautiful!
    And your trees are wonderful also. The oaks here just stay green. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda. Here, the oaks are the last to lose their leaves so I am still raking in February and March.

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  8. I don't see any winter there!!!Where's the snow?

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    1. Oh Red, I know you must laugh at me. :) I'm sure it would be like summer to you over here. Thank you.

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  9. I LOVE THE SANTA COUPLES!!!! Oh my, they are just so sweet.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla. Been missing you. Need to get over there. :)

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  10. Your Santa dolls are so cute and oh, my goodness, that apron is so beautiful. Did people use to wear pretty aprons like that! Love the way Eli greets Poppy. Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I wondered about that too...wearing such a pretty apron. It does have a stain or two but Like I told Barbara, that doesn't bother me one bit. I will cherish that apron. It was so sweet of her to give me something that special.

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  11. I love the Santa couples! I bet you sell every one of them. The sun in the trees is just beautiful in your picture. In fact your home and land always looks so nice, just like heaven on earth. The picture of Poppy and Eli is so cute - I swear, Eli is just about bigger than Poppy! Take care and have a wonderful weekend Henny.

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie. Eli doesn't need to gain any more weight. He is big! His last visit to the vet he weighed 130...but wouldn't surprise me for him to weigh 140 now. He eats!

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  12. Oh my I love the Santa Couples. They are so sweet you know I love Christmas You are so talented with everything you make. I love you so much!

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    1. Oh, thank you Vicki! I'm talented, just keep at it. :) Love you so much too!!

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  13. Hi Henny- Certainly like your Santa Dolls - very cleverly made. Autumn is very pretty there - expect you'l be seeing snow this Winter as well much colder days and nights...your Rooster looks to be King of the coop! Have a great weekend. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Thank you Kev. I'm kinda hoping for a little snow, especially for Eli. He loves it.

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  14. Your forgiven Henny! Forgiven! 😃
    HeHe! But! I think everyone loved the truck..! :).

    And..Yes, lets go down the chicken path..love that..
    And of course it goes without saying l do love that
    pond/lake of yours..and still no torsos..! Been watching
    to many 'Swamp Murders'..And the Rooster, he looks great..
    King of the castle..and he has a son..goodness! :).

    And..the little Santa couples look lovely to..does that
    mean by this time next year there will be baby Santas..!
    Well..you never know what they get up to after Christmas,
    do you...?

    Best get on..still a bit dark over here, daylight just
    peeping through..busy Friday..lots to see to..Bless! :o).
    ✨🍑✨ ✨🍑✨ ✨🍑✨ ✨🍑✨ ✨🍑✨ ✨🍑✨

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    1. Oh! Nearly forgot..Love the bottom photo...
      So....
      My Best Friend...

      White on White
      Thick and furry
      Fast as the wind
      Always in a hurry..
      Couple of spots
      Rub my ears
      Always comes when his name he hears..
      Loves his bear, it's his favorite thing
      What's most fun for him? Everything!
      Great big tongue that licks my face
      Has his chair in his very own space....
      ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ ▼(´ᴥ`)▼


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    2. Thank you Willie. I was so afraid you might cross me off your list of blogging friends...and I would miss your comments and poems and you! Did you write this poem?? Surely you did. It sounds just like Eli. Oh, I hope there are bunches of little Santas next year. :) Thank you Willie.

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    3. Yes! I can turn my hand to a bit of
      poetic justice..HeHe! Whether it rhymes
      or not..! :).

      Oh! Yes! You must do a post about Weetie..
      That would be nice, l suppose when he runs
      up to greet you, he jumps up and licks your
      knee...! Bless!x

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  15. That rooster is a handsome fellow! I love his stance but I wouldn't want to mess with him. The sun shining through the trees is a lovely sight but I should be more childlike and allow myself to stand still and really look, for the pleasure and the calm. Fall was very short this year. The snow has begun to melt because of the rain, but last week was January weather: freezing and truly white. Down came all the autumnal decorations, of course! Your sweet Santa couples remind me of my little ceramic Christmas Carolers, that I've yet to pull out...But how did you make them so quickly? That apron is ridiculously well made-- the ladies must have worn it for weddings or birthdays, only. It's the immaculate lace edging that makes it so precious. Oh my gosh, Eli is such a cuddlebug! Is he like that with you, too? Wish I could just drop by and visit your booth at the bazaar! All the best and many blessings!

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    1. Thank you Pilar. Wish you could drop by for a visit. Yes, Eli is like that with me too. When I come home from the grocery store, Poppy opens the front door and Eli jumps from the front step down to the patio. His big feet send the mats flying. I have to brace myself when he jumps up to greet me. He is a sweetie pie. The Santas are made from clothespins. I kinda do an assembly line...stuff the heads, make 20 little pant or bloomer legs, 20 little arms to sew on, etc., then sit in the sewing room at night and put them together. It's fun. And, the best to you Pilar.

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  16. Lots of great pictures here. Gosh I love the last one so much. I love a guy that's not afraid to show he loves his dog. Terry is that way with his little Min Pin. Who knew after 40+ years of big dogs that a little 20 pounder would be so special to him. I love those little Santa dolls. The Mrs. Santas are perfectly dressed in those cute little aprons too. When I did craft shows my biggest sellers back then were Mr. and Mrs. Santas I made from stuffed nylons. I also painted Santas on clothes pins. Mothers never minded spending just a little when their kids wanted one. Hope your sale goes well.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    xx, Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol. Oh, I know about those sweet little dogs. Poppy loves our little Weetie too. She weighs close to 20 pounds. Of course, she is about 8 pounds overweight. Your Santas sound really cute. I would love to see a picture of them. Have you ever shown them on your blog? All Santas are just cute, aren't they?

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  17. I adore those Santa couples! I would have to buy one.

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    1. Thank you Mrs. Pear. I appreciate your visit.

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  18. I loved your last post. :-) . Those Santa couples are so sweet and I'm sure they will sell very, very quickly. I think you're trees are just lovely. It's been weeks since ours lost their leaves up here in the frigid tundra of Washington. The sun shining through the leaves makes a beautiful photo.
    That apron was such a generous gift. How nice of her to share it with you when it is so full of the love and talent of her grandmother. That last photo warms my heart. The love between both of them is very evident.
    Good luck at the bazaar tomorrow.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  19. The apron is amazingly beautiful! It's much too pretty to use in the kitchen. I can't imagine giving it away, especially since it was made by family. But, it was nice of her to send it to someone who will love and take care of it.

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  20. Even if you do not take any pictures of the Santa Weekend craft show, I do hope you have a successful day. Your
    mini Santas ought to fly off the shelf.
    Always a delight to see hand work done by our parents and grandparents era. thank you for showing it.
    And chickens and dogs, there is a fine looking bunch, oh, not to forget Poppy!

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  21. Your photos are awesome! I love the Santa Clauses.

    Hope you'll have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  22. Penny, I think your dog is bear!

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  23. This is a beautiful post! So much good stuff!

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  24. Your Santa Couples are beautiful and the gift of the apron is amazing. Your picture with the picnic table made me anxious to go camping. That won’t happen for a long time. I simply love your blog.

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  25. The dolls are so cute. We did not have much of a pretty fall here. Not much water and the leaves on the trees just died instead of turning colors.

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  26. Oh the santa dolls are adorable and what a wonderful gift you received from your blogging friend. The apron is beautiful.
    Love the photo of Eli and Poppy!!

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  27. The Santa dolls are so cute... I hope you completely sell out at the bazaar. I love the old time embroideries on the apron. I am learning to do the bullion roses and I think I have finally got it down pat! Thanks for your visit!

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  28. Fatty Watty!!! Love it, that's a great photo, my gosh she's a BIG GIRL!!! Your little santas are really cute! And what a lovely gift from your friend, it's beautifully stitched!!! I love those aprons.

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  29. I adore those little Santa dolls! If you don't sell them all I will be shocked! BUT!!! If you don't, I would like to buy a Mr. & Mrs. I wish I had your talent!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  30. It's still looking quite fallish there on Henny Penny Lane. I loved walking with you down the chicken path and to the pond. And, I just know shoppers are going to love those oh-so-wonderful Santa dolls!

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  31. The Santa couples looks like dancing Santas....Like they are at the ball and out on the floor. Love that apron your friend sent you! Give Eli a big hug for me, please. I so love him...and give Weetie a belly rub if that is what she prefers...I would not want to hurt her feelings.

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  32. Oh my, that Eli is a honey, isn't he. I can't believe how big he has gotten. How much does he weigh these days and how much does he eat! You will never have to worry about anyone coming around to harm you with Eli guarding the door.

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  33. That last photo is just precious Henny!!!

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  34. Hi sweet Henny!
    I hope the craft bazaar goes well! That apron is lovely! I should make an apron.
    Happy Thanksgiving, friend!

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  35. Wishing you well on your bazaar. All of your photos are so sweet! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

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  36. Oh Henny I adore your Mr. & Mrs. Santa's - I can see why they would be a big hit at craft bazaars. That last picture is priceless and it made my day - hope your Thanksgiving was lovely. Hugs!

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  37. Beautiful St. Nicholas' Day and nice costumes have been sewn to make it look great with your creations.

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